Sunday, January 18, 2009


Here are 2 pictures of my brothers. The first one is when they were 5 and the other one is from a few years ago. I wish I had more pictures of them, but I don't.

As I said the other day, my mother had 2 sets of twins. We are 7 years apart. When my mother met my dad she had my brothers and my oldest sister and my dad had 2 kids of his own, one boy, and one girl.
After they were married, my mom was in need of surgery. She was told she had fibroid tumors in her stomach. She went in to have the surgery and the doctor told her he couldn't operate. The tumors were gone and in their place was a baby.
Cut to several months later, picture a waiting room with 2 girls and 3 boys fighting over if the baby is going to be a boy or girl. The girls wanting another girl to even out the numbers, the boys wanting another boy so they can continue their take over of the girls. Now, picture if you will, both parents walking out of the doctors office, faces frozen in shock. Skip to dinner that night, the kids still don't know whats going on, my mother looks at my oldest sister and says "Do you remember what they told me when I had the boys?" "It's a boy?" "No, not that, remember what they said about the boys?" " That they are twins?" "Yes. The doctor said there are two or more babies.."
Now everyone is in shock.
So that's how my mom ended up with 2 sets of twins. Now, on to the rest of the story. As you can see on of my brothers is in a wheelchair, and like I said the other day, I have a deaf sister. One twin out of each set is handicapped. My brother was born with cerebral palsy (cp). The doctors told my mom that he would never walk, never talk and she should institutionalize him. Did my mother listen, No. My brother not only walks with a walker, that boy never shuts up!! My dad once wrote a poem about him, and If I could find it I would include it.. My brother is a great person. He's one of those happy-go-lucky types. He loves being picked on, I know that sounds weird or mean but its true.. He loves to pick on you right back. And he's very protective of his younger sisters. Anyone picks on them in front of him and oh boy will they get a talking to!

Anyways, I just thought I would share a little more on the 2 sets of twins thing. Oh and if you were counting, yeah that adds up to 7 kids total..


DiPaola Momma said...

Hey Becca.. I gave you the BIG word comment cuz I know you'd laugh about it.. and being a hopelessly devoted Harry Potter dork (I admit I have a problem).. that word was used by Hermonie to describe Victkor.. lord I'm sad! OOOH I finaly got Sonny Corlone DiPola to pose for a pic.. I'll email it to ya.. I'm sure there is a way to include it in this comment but we all know I avoid any twists of tech skill like a infectious mold spore!! Happy Sunday.. I've added to the box! Post comming shortly:-)

sandra/tx said...

Becca, that's a great story. My parents had three girls when they found out they were pregnant with twins. I remember when they came home from the hospital, and there were TWO babies!

Your mother sounds like a real saint.

Lori said...

Sounds like you have an amazing family!!
Thank you for sharing your photos :)♥

Lori said...

Come on over :)

Michelle said...

I can't imagine having seven children. The twin thing must run on your mom's side of the family then? When you start having children, I wonder if you'd like a large family?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wow. I love your story! Twice blessed! Your brother sounds like a great guy!

Lisa said...

I love, LOVE this story. Thanks so much for sharing it!!!